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The 1.6 mpg epiphany
The 1.6 mpg epiphany

May 31, 2012
Here's a tale that, if it were from any other industry, might inspire a feel-good feature film. It's about a struggling rookie lease-operator who, as he is...

What this country needs is a good $300 electronic log
What this country needs is a good $300 electronic log

May 21, 2012
As the House and Senate try to come to agreement on a highway bill that could include a requirement to mandate electronic onboard recorders, I want to say,...

Shoulda made that left turn in Albuquerque
Shoulda made that left turn in Albuquerque

May 13, 2012
A few weeks ago, when that hapless driver with the load of ammunition made a wrong turn into Mexico, I spent more time than I should have wondering how one...

In the wink of an eye
In the wink of an eye

May 2, 2012
The after-effects of a serious crash can last years, or even a lifetime. The impact is entirely disproportionate to the time it takes for a crash scenario...

Screwed if you don't. Screwed if you do.
Screwed if you don't. Screwed if you do.

April 25, 2012
The firing of a Texas-based flat-bedder for refusing to haul an improperly secured and unsafe load illustrates how CSA and the courts are failing truck drivers

Come on up to Toronto's Truck World, eh
Come on up to Toronto's Truck World, eh

April 19, 2012
Canada is celebrating all that's good in trucking this weekend. It's Toronto's turn to host Canada's national truck show, called Truck World

Cheap insurance, really cheap insurance
Cheap insurance, really cheap insurance

April 3, 2012
A set of visual brake stroke indicators costs no more than a few bucks per wheel-end, and can save hundreds by preventing just one out-of-service situation....

EPA Engine Report Card: the rest of the story
EPA Engine Report Card: the rest of the story

March 6, 2012
Getting through EPA 2002 through 2010 has been tough for everyone. Occasionally fleets share their experiences with the likes of me, who report them when we...

The value of time
The value of time

February 13, 2012
Time means nothing to an over-the-road driver. But it seems a couple of carriers, at least, are trying to rectify that. A couple of recent announcements...

What trucking can learn from the airlines
What trucking can learn from the airlines

February 2, 2012
For-hire trucking could learn a few things from the airlines, because they have finally figured out how to make money in a deregulated environment